What’s going on everybody, and welcome to Wednesday, another rankings day here at Razzball. We are one day away from Thanksgiving, so I hope all of our awesome readers out there are having a happy and healthy holiday season to this point, and a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Week 12 is always a special one as we have 3 Thursday games on Turkey Day, then our normal Sunday and Monday slate. We are also past bye weeks, which is always something to celebrate, so let’s jump right into it.

*Note*: All projections are based off of standard-scoring points, with the ranking given as the Pigskinonator ranking, not my personal rank.



Players I’m High On

Kirk Cousins vs. NYG: Proj: 17.90 pts (#7 QB)

My biggest concern with Cousins over the past couple of weeks was his lack of an offensive line, but it doesn’t seem to have really impacted his production (Or his lack of receivers as well. Seriously, who the hell is Jeremy Sprinkle?), as he’s posted some excellent numbers over the past few weeks, including against the tough Saints secondary. Now he faces a Giants team at home that really should have gotten blown to bits against the Chiefs, but now it’s time for Cousins to shine on Thursday night.

Andy Dalton vs. CLE: Proj: 15.96 (#12 QB)

If you need a streaming option this week, Dalton is your man. In Week 4 earlier this season on the road in Cleveland, Dalton torched this secondary for 286 yards and 4 TD’s. Now he is home in Cincinnati in a prime spot in Week 12.

Tevin Coleman vs. TB: Proj: 8.60 pts (#22 RB)

As home favorites against a pretty bad Bucs defense, this is a great spot for Coleman, especially if Devonta Freeman is out another week. Tampa Bay is a week removed from allowing Damien Williams to rush for 7.8 yards per carry in this game. Coleman is a safe bet this week as once again, we target this Bucs defense.

Samaje Perine vs. NYG: Proj: 16.83 pts (#2 RB)

Well, this Redskins backfield is now Perine’s to lose. Rob Kelley was put on IR earlier last week, and Chris Thompson was carted off the field on Sunday, so now the running game falls on the shoulders of Perine and Byron Marshall. Perine should be the bellcow for Washington, and goes against a Giants defense at home that really shouldn’t have done that well against Kareem Hunt and the Chiefs offense. Perine is a must-start now due to his volume and matchup on Thanksgiving night.

Juju Smith-Schuster vs. GB: Proj: 8.30 pts (#15 pts)

Juju disappointed many last week with a subpar performance against a bad Titans secondary, but now has the chance to have a very nice bounceback game against the lackluster Green Bay Packers secondary at home. This is shaping up to be a good week for the Steelers passing attack, and Juju should benefit from it.

Vernon Davis vs. NYG: Proj: 8.84 pts (#4 TE)

Obviously, this all depends on the status of Jordan Reed in this matchup, but if he isn’t going to go, you have to love Davis in this matchup. Again, like I’ve said numerous times in this article, don’t overreact to the Giants defense after a disappointing week from Kansas City. They should have done better, and Washington will do better. This is a dream matchup for any TE.

Players I’m Not So High On

Derek Carr vs. DEN: Proj: 16.49 pts (#9 QB)

Sure, the matchup against the Patriots was worse than on paper, but I’m not really high on this offense, and while Denver as a whole hasn’t looked very good at all these past few weeks, I think their defense is still pretty good, especially in the secondary. Carr should do a bit better than in his previous matchup against Denver as he is now at home in Oakland, but I still am not going to start him.

Lamar Miller @ BAL: Proj: 11.27 pts (#8 RB)

Somehow, someway, Lamar Miller has found a way to be productive over the past few weeks. And while some may argue that he should be an automatic start based off of volume with D’Onta Foreman being ruled out for the rest of the year, I think you can sit him this week against a stout Baltimore defense.

Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Crabtree, and Amari Cooper: vs. JAC and DEN

I’ll group these three together but I think it’s pretty obvious you would want to find other options against the Jacksonville and Denver secondaries.


Alright guys, that’s my time for today. Be sure to hit me up in the comment sections if you have questions, comments or concerns. Have a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving everyone, and I will talk to you guys next week!

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  1. Ron Weasley says:

    In my 12 man 1/2 point ppr league, I am currently sitting on a week 14 bye and looking ay my week 15 defense. I lost all of my claims this morning and need some advice on how to proceed.

    I have the Steelers D, but they play NE in week 15.

    Best available at this point are:
    Tennessee @ SF
    Redskins Home – ARI
    Bills Home – MIA
    Falcons @ TB

    My most droppable player is Burkhead (He’s my 5th RB behind Gurley, Kamara, Freeman, and D. Lewis). We don’t have a flex, so I wouldn’t be playing him. Do I drop him for one of these Defenses or hope that someone drops a better D before then?



    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Ron Weasley: Because of your RB depth, I don’t mind dropping Burkhead, and I would pick up Tennessee.

  2. RicoSuave says:

    Great work Zach!

    14 team PPR league…

    who should I start?

    For my 2nd. RB slot.

    Doug Martin @ ATL;
    Jamaal Williams @ PIT;
    McKissic @ SF.

    Now for my R/W/TE slot.

    Doug Martin @ ATL;
    Jamaal Williams @ PIT;
    McKissic @ SF;
    Doctson Vs NYG;
    Corey Davis @ IND;
    Golladay Vs MIN.

    Thanks man!

    • RicoSuave says:

      @RicoSuave: so, what do you think?

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @RicoSuave: I would start Williams and McKissic, and Josh Doctson

  3. mike says:

    Hey Zach, in a PPR would I be nuts to start Corey Coleman over Crabtree?

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @mike: Yes.

  4. Bobby's world says:

    Howdy man!!! Can’t believe it’s already week 12!

    .5 PPR league my leagues trade deadline is tomorrow November 23 at 12 noon seeing if you’d recommend a to push for a trade or is standing pat the best option?

    Thing is my league mates are scared to trade

    Here’s my team

    QB Dak

    RBs Gordon, hunt, Mcaffery, McKinnon, AP, d Booker, ekeler

    My WRs we start 3 could be 4 with flex: Keenan Allen, Baldwin, tyreek hill, hogan, Parker, mike Wallace

    TE: Austin hooper

    IR: I have David Johnson here


    That being said is there an area of need to target ?

    How are these offers I’m thinking of sending/ Which one(s) to try?

    1.) deal my Melvin Gordon for brandin cooks?

    2.) deal my mcaffery for brandin cooks?

    3.) deal my Bengals D + mcaffery (or Gordon) for Cooks + Ravens D?

    4.) Melvin Gordon + Baldwin for Antonio brown?

    5.) Kareem hunt + Keenan for Antonio brown?

    6.) deal hunt for kelce?

    7.) deal hunt for Gronk + Michael Thomas?

    8.) deal my Gordon for shady McCoy?

    9.) deal my hunt + Parker for Jordan Howard + maclin?

    10.) deal my hunt for Greg Olsen + Ajayi?

    11.) deal my Parker to acquire lynch? Or McKinnon + Parker for lynch?

    12.) trade Mcaffery for Jimmy graham?

    13.) if I don’t deal Mcaffery would you look to trade for his cuff ; Jon Stewart? McKinnon or AP or Parker for Stewart?

    ** keep in mind the kelce owner owns 3 TEs; Kelce, Graham & Doyle.

    ** keep in mind the Gronk /mike Thomas owner has Freeman who may miss this week & Gronk / Michael Thomas owner is last place

    If I’m unable to get a deal done by the deadline is my roster still ok?

    Thanks man!!

    • Bobby's world says:

      @Bobby’s world:

      Oh I also have josh Gordon too

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Bobby’s world: I honestly think it’s worthless to trade away anyone on your team. You’re pretty loaded at every position. However I don’t mind any of the trades that you can pull to get Graham, Kelce or Gronk. Which ever can be accepted I would pull. They all look good for me.

  5. brian says:

    16 team dynasty ppr. for depth for this year and beyond would you rather have mike davis or byron marshall? i have davis right now. my rbs are thin after my starters leveon and hyde (white, cja, ty mont). I could also drop chester rogers (i kinda like him long term) to have both davis and marshall. my other wrs are julio, baldwin, DT, tyreek (all of whom i start), martavis.

    so guess it comes down to would you drop mike davis or chester rogers for byron marshall?


    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @brian: I would rather have Byron Marshall over Chester Rogers

  6. Citizen5 says:

    Thanks for the great rankings all season. Based on them, I’m planning to run out this lineup.
    RBs: Bell & Ajayi
    WRs: Jeffery & Diggs
    Flex: Hyde

    Would you sub out any from this list for Flex, RB or WR?
    RB: Mack, D Williams, or Darkwa
    WR: Bryant or DeSean Jackson
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Citizen5: Thanks man! I would keep your starting lineup, everything looks good. Have a good Thanksgiving my dude!

  7. Dave says:

    Would I be crazy to start Corey Coleman over Marvin Jones Jr in a PPR with Xavier Rhodes probably shadowing Jones?

    Also, start Danny Woodhead or Davante Parker in the flex (PPR)? I could also pickup Booker, Stills (if Moore starts), Alex Collins, or ASJ for that spot?


    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Dave: I think I would still rather have Jones. I would go with Woods over Parker for now.

  8. Bobbo says:

    12 team PPR
    Get Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, ASJ fand give Cooks, Olsen, Amendola. Which side would you prefer?

    I don’t have a clear RB1 as I’ve got Hyde and Abdullah along with some GB and DEN RBs. I would still have Mike Evans, Marquis Lee, Sanu, Hilton.

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Bobbo: Yeah I don’t mind this trade too much. You’re locking up the LAC backfield and get ASJ as a low-end TE1.

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